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#1 Thomas K. Jensen

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 03:41 PM

I have decided that I'm going to invest in the Tiffen Clipper 312 - and I could use some advise about choosing the right case for Arm and vest + accessories.

It could be nice to have some pictures of the accessories on the Tiffen website.
But I can't seem to find any. So now I turn to you!

What's the soft bag like, that comes standard with the system?
Should I choose to upgrade to the Hard Case for the Arm/Vest?
Does it fit the extra accessories (Batteries, cables etc.)?

Or is there a better solution?

Thanks in advance :-)
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#2 RonBaldwin

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:23 PM

the pelican 1650 fits the vest and arm well. Most keep the batteries/chargers in a separate case -- the sled case is usually big/heavy enough without the batts.
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Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:28 PM

I have decided that I'm going to invest in the Tiffen Clipper 312 - and I could use some advise about choosing the right case for Arm and vest + accessories.

It could be nice to have some pictures of the accessories on the Tiffen website.
But I can't seem to find any. So now I turn to you!

What's the soft bag like, that comes standard with the system?
Should I choose to upgrade to the Hard Case for the Arm/Vest?
Does it fit the extra accessories (Batteries, cables etc.)?

Or is there a better solution?

Thanks in advance :-)

Pelican 1650 or Storm 2950

I prefer Storm 2950, because of the latches and weight
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#4 Philip J. Martinez SOC

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:52 PM

Hi Thomas,

I have a Clipper 24. Here is how I case my stuff.

Sled Case from Tiffen:
Sled
Monitor
Backup monitor
2 RF links Video transmitters
2 RF links video receivers
Low mode bracket
Digital level

Tiffen vest bag: (1650 for flying/shipping)
Vest
Arm
Docking bracket
Shelf for American Stand (from Back stage)
Rain covers
Antlers

Pelican 1550 case A
8 steadicam Power cubes
2- dual chargers
Cables, screws, all in little bags
Shark fin antenna for RF revivers

Pelican 1550 case B
2- bartech
2- M-one motors
All cables and gears for Bartech and M-one
2- directors LCD monitors
Extra camera plate, wireless audio baskets, A/B plate and other bits and pieces

1- 2 riser American stand with wheels
1- rock-N-roller hand truck
small tool bag

I can get all my gear into a cab which is great since I do not own a car.

Edited by Philip J. Martinez, 18 January 2010 - 04:54 PM.

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#5 Thomas K. Jensen

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 03:12 AM

So I guess there's no one that has bought the Tiffen hard case for the arm and vest?

How did you fit your gear in the cases?
Dividers or cut-out-foam?

Thomas :-)
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#6 RobinThwaites

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 05:08 AM

Hi Thomas

The Hard case is a wheeled hard case identical in size and shape to the sled case. It takes the arm inside its soft sleeve which then slides inside the vest which all fits into the soft bag that you get with the 312. There is room for a charger and some batteries and other accessories (there is also some room for batteries and accessories in the sled case). For me transporting in a car or van this works well as does flying by freight, if you are taking it as baggage it is very easy to go over the maximums unless you choose your airline carefully and then get really hammered for excess.

The cases are Thermodyne type and will take quite a hammering although I advise taping up the catches well for airfreight. We normally ship new rigs in just these cases and an outer sleeve which is primarily to protect the case.

Robin
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#7 Thomas K. Jensen

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:50 AM

Thank you all for your reply's.

Thomas :-)
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 10:09 AM

Thomas,

I have the two Steadicam cases (along with other AKS cases) that you will have if you go with the upgrade. I will tell you that when traveling, knowing that when you see those two cases come up off the belts or delivered, rest assured I can fly a camera.

I keep all my cables & dock in the vest & arm case... so if the preston and all the other gadgets for some mishap don't make it, I can still work. It beats having your case look like any other Pelican or Storm case.

-Alfeo
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#9 Thomas K. Jensen

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 02:10 PM

Thomas,

I have the two Steadicam cases (along with other AKS cases) that you will have if you go with the upgrade. I will tell you that when traveling, knowing that when you see those two cases come up off the belts or delivered, rest assured I can fly a camera.

I keep all my cables & dock in the vest & arm case... so if the preston and all the other gadgets for some mishap don't make it, I can still work. It beats having your case look like any other Pelican or Storm case.

-Alfeo


Alfeo, You've got a good point there.
We have all tryed to loose some gear for a day or two, whenever we travel by plane.
It's also almost the same price as a normal Peli/Storm Case.

Today I ordered the system, at my danish dealer.
And within three weeks it will land in denmark, so now I'm like a little child three weeks before christmas.
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#10 Dan Erbeck

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:02 PM

This is what I've got to transport my Vest, G50, docking bracket, Batt. Charger and other accessories/cables.
Pelican 1690

A bit on the heavy side but it keeps everything together real nice.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:02 PM

Dan, think you have enough foam protecting that metal docking bracket?

SOFT BAGS folks except for shipping. The largest hard case I carry on a daily basis is a Pelican 1550 (three of them; four if bringing gyros). One for the Preston, one for video aks (tuners, clam shells, transmitters), and one for spare parts (including spare monitor) that usually stays on the truck. Batteries and charger in a Portabrace. Modular 51 bag for many cables (many in aforementioned Pelicans), hard mount, docks, camera plates, screws, and things I need around all the time (also acts as ditty bag on set). Duffel bag for arm and vest (arm goes in a soft-bag and then sits inside the vest). I use a Sled Sock for the sled.

If shipping, I then put the sled in an A&J anvil case. Arm & vest in a Pelican 1650. Battery Portabrace drops right into another A&J hard case and the Modular 51 bag goes into an Action Packer (I think? Been awhile & would need to go look in the garage!).

Save your back for the job!
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#12 Dan Erbeck

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:37 PM

Alec,

That area is layered, under the metal docking bracket and battery is the G-50 Arm and than under that layer is extra storage.
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